The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a child psychology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,605 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

2% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,801 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 38,217 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

What do child psychology graduates earn?

Child psychology students make an average of $47,669 per year after graduation. This is 29% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 47,669 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 8% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular child psychology schools in the US

There are 78 schools in the US that offer a child psychology degree. The child psychology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-San Diego, New York University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in child psychology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-San Diego$14,018
New York University$50,464
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
Cornell University$52,853
Fordham University$50,986
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Pennsylvania$53,534
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
University of Connecticut$14,880
University of Maryland-College Park$10,399

Top US schools for a child psychology degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering child psychology degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Cornell University13%$52,853
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
New York University28%$50,464
Boston College32%$53,346
University of California-San Diego34%$14,018
University of Rochester34%$52,020

Cheapest US schools for a child psychology degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a child psychology degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Copiah-Lincoln Community College$3,180
Fort Hays State University$5,009
Savannah State University$5,743
Emporia State University$6,345
Eastern Washington University$7,109
CUNY Queens College$7,138
Metropolitan State University of Denver$7,352
Metropolitan State University$7,859
SUNY College at Brockport$8,154
Western Washington University$8,183

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